⚠️⚠️WARNING LONG READ ⚠️⚠️ lol
Getting to this size, wasn't easy. Although I've always been a biggish lad, I've always found it hard to "eat big to get big"
Now that I have achieved my half way goal. I've learned some vital things that has assisted me. I wanted to increase my weight and then start sculpting the mass I have gained. So for the next 3 -4 weeks is SCUPLT AND SHRED mode. All will be documented. Things I learned
1. Carb all the way up! I always thought protein is the main focus to build size and density within the muscles. Whilst being on the "get big Regime" Ive had to increase my calories, and the easiest way to do that *FOR ME* was to increase my Carb intake. Doing so not increased my strength dramatically! It also allowed me to reap awesome pumps from sessions.
2. Abs will stop you achieving you from increasing your weight.. You thinking how? Well I have to thank @gabriel_sey for this juicy tip! One of his videos spoke of the negative affects of being obsessed about abs when trying to increase weight.
As you can see in the picture my abs were clearly defined and now I lost definition due to my increase in weight. But now I have more clay to Sculpt myself into an African God 💪
3. Lift heavy... But also use TUT(time under tension) with light weight to achieve maximum pump!!! An example of this would be doing a BIG BOY CHEST PRESS! Heavy 6-8 reps For the first set, followed by dumbbell flys executed by completing 30-45 reps whilst the muscle in consistently under tension.. Best way to achieve this, is to limit your range of motion of the exercise for quick bursts of reps to shock the muscle to fatigue.
4. lastly... Drink PLEEENTY of water!!! tbh I thank the weather over the last couple months, due to the heat I've consumed waaaay more water than I usually would. With the water and cards mixed together, I experienced vascularity when achieving pumps in a workout
hope this helps anyone trying to achieve the same goal.
Senor Beast Bro
EMPORER BEAST BACK IN THE DEN!! _____________
Todays workout was involved around core stability as well sport related performance.
Always remember to take it easy when either starting a fitness journey or getting back into things.
How to start your journey? Think of a goal or the body you want to achieve. Then realise the only thing that is stopping yourself from achieving that goal is YOU! A year from now you're gonna wish you started today!
P.S. So.gladI can finally tie I up my hair (can't see it in this pic) but the journey is going strong.